There is a worship song that says, "Amazing love how can it be? That you my king would die for me. Amazing love I know it's true and it's my joy to honor you. In all I do, I honor you." These are the thoughts of my heart as I think back over yesterday: Easter.
God is so good and loving and merciful and gracious to you and me, sinners hopelessly lost without Christ. I am so amazed at the PRIVILEGE (we don't deserve it, neither have we earned the right) God has provided us in that we can come into His presence. This access to God is made available through the finished work of Christ: His death, burial and resurrection. Praise God He is not dead; He is alive. And He did it all for me, and He did it all for you. "Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so." Thank you God for your great love which you have effectively demonstrated to us by way of the cross of Calvary (Romans 5:8).
God is demonstrating His love to you and I here at HGBC also. He is still alive; He is still on the throne; He is still at work in your life and in mine! That is something to get excited about Christian.
I am just beside myself (and that is an interesting place to be) with what God is doing in this place: that is in you and me. Our Easter services just blew me away. The crowd was awesome (149 in SS/ 367 in worship), the music was awesome (great job Tim, the choir and the actors), and God gave me great liberty in the preaching of His word. When I gave the invitation seven people raised their hands that they had prayed to receive Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. "I pray that God gives them the courage to make that decision public at their next opportunity. God help them. And God help us to be the examples they need as they begin this new and incredible journey with You."
I want to leave you with a verse today. It is Romans 15:13 "Now may the God if hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."